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Molly Campbell

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In the editorial team Molly reports on a broad range of scientific topics, covering the latest breaking news and writing long-form pieces for The Scientific Observer. She is a fervent believer that science – and science communications – should be accessible to everyone. In 2020, she created the Teach Me in 10 video series, where weekly guests discuss and teach a scientific concept in less than 10 minutes. Prior to joining Technology Networks in 2019, Molly worked as a clinical research associate in the NHS and as a freelance science writer. She has a first-class honors degree in Neuroscience from the University of Leeds and received a Partnership Award for her efforts in science communication.

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Unexpected Production of Cysteine Amino Acid Found in Coral

A new study by KAUST university has discovered that, in contradiction to previous thinking, coral can biosynthesize the amino acid cysteine.

New Sugar Substitutes Discovered in Citrus

A new study from researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) suggests a natural sweetener could be obtained from citrus fruit.

“Forever” Chemicals Found in School Uniforms

A new study has found that schoolchildren across the United States and Canada could be exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – “forever” chemicals – via their school uniforms.

Single-Cell Analysis

Single-cell analysis enables scientists to study cells at the individual level, capturing unique insights for each cell and providing a more holistic understanding of molecular biology. Download this infographic to learn more.

mRNA Therapy for Ovarian Cancer Delivers Positive Results in Mice

A novel messenger RNA (mRNA)-based therapy has delivered promising results for treating ovarian cancer and cachexia – a muscle-wasting condition – when tested in animals.

The “Streetlight Effect” in Proteomics

A bias exists within proteomics, where certain proteins are studied less frequently than others. In this article, we hear from Professor Kathryn Lilley on why some proteins attract less research attention, why this is problematic and how The Understudied Protein Initiative hopes to overcome it.

Could Flu Vaccines Protect Against Stroke?

A new study has identified an association between influenza vaccine and a reduced risk of stroke. The research is published in the journal Neurology.

Adjuvanted HIV Vaccine Induces Broad Antibody Responses in Primates

A new strategy for vaccinating against HIV, using adjuvants, has shown promise in a pre-clinical research study.

How Axolotls Regrow Their Brains After Injury

In a new study published in Science, researchers have used single-​nucleus sequencing (sNuc-Seq) to characterize the cell populations of the axolotl forebrain, an aquatic salamander that can regenerate brain tissue post-injury.

Coral Can Pass Somatic Mutations Down to Offspring

Scientists from Pennsylvania State University have published a new study in Science Advances demonstrating that coral can pass somatic mutations to future generations.